Martin Luther King Jr. Day observed Monday, Jan. 21

Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday that commemorates the civil rights leader’s birthday, will be observed Monday, Jan. 21. King (1929-1968) was a Baptist preacher who became a leader in the American civil rights movement. He helped organize the 1963 March on Washington, where he delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech,…

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USPS: 4 women lawmakers honored on stamps

The 116th U.S. Congress, which convenes this week, is expected to have 131 women members — a record. Here’s a look at the four female members of Congress who have appeared on stamps. 1. Sen. Hattie Caraway. Caraway, a Democrat, was appointed to represent Arkansas in the Senate after the death of her husband, Sen….

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USPS previews select 2019 stamps

The Postal Service has announced some of its planned stamps for 2019, including releases that honor poet Walt Whitman, entertainers Marvin Gaye and Gregory Hines, Post Office murals, and the nation’s scenic rivers. Here’s what’s coming: Hearts Blossom, the latest stamp in the Love series Year of the Boar, the 12th and final stamp in…

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USPS announces price changes for 2019

The Postal Service has announced price changes to take effect next year. The USPS governors approved the proposed changes, which will be reviewed by the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) before they take effect Jan. 27. The governors believe these new rates will keep the Postal Service competitive while providing the agency with needed revenue. The…

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USPS: Honoring First Responders stamp arrives

USPS will release Honoring First Responders — a stamp that recognizes the firefighters, law enforcement officers and emergency medical professionals who respond to critical situations — Thursday, Sept. 13. The stamp will feature a representative digital illustration of three first responders as they race into action: a firefighter carrying an ax, an emergency medical services…

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USPS: 5 facts about Labor Day

To help you get ready for Labor Day next week, here are five things you may not have known about the holiday. 1. Labor unions helped establish Labor Day. The holiday was first celebrated in New York City on the first Tuesday of September 1882 by members of the Central Labor Union, a group comprised…

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The Art of Magic stamps release will include a special souvenir sheet

The Art of Magic stamps release will include a special souvenir sheet that mimics a famous illusion. The souvenir sheet will feature three identical stamps that show a white rabbit in a black hat. By rotating each stamp, you can see the rabbit “pop” out of the hat. The Postal Service used lenticular printing, a…

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USPS: Stamp to honor those who served in World War I

World War I: Turning the Tide, a stamp that pays tribute to the United States’ many contributions to ending the global conflict, will be released Friday, July 27. The 1914-1918 war, also known as the Great War, reshaped the map of Europe. The United States remained neutral until April 1917, when it declared war on…

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